Sports and Leisure

Sports are now part of our lives. As more and more people enjoy more leisure and do not exert a physical activity in their professional lives, sports have grown to be the way to keep the body healthy. Sport is recommended for people of all ages, from the young for muscular development, improved coordination and skills to the elderly as a condition for retarding ageing.

All materials are used in the wide variety of sports practiced today. Stainless steel is one of them.

Stainless Steel in Sports and Leisure Equipment

Sports are now part of our lives. As more and more people enjoy more leisure and do not exert a physical activity in their professional lives, sports have grown to be the way to keep the body healthy. Sport is recommended for people of all ages, from the young for muscular development, improved coordination and skills to the elderly as a condition for retarding ageing.

All materials are used in the wide variety of sports practiced today. ISSF has published a brochure highlighting some prominent uses of stainless steels in sports and leisure equipment, ranging from hiking to sailing.

Available in English and Chinese [clicking on the language will open the brochure]

Published: 15/7/2016
Last modified: 15/7/2016

Stainless Steel in Sports and Leisure

Stainless steel is used for the equipment of a variety of sports today. Clicking on the links below will give you more details for each sport:

Mountaineering
Rock Climbing
Via Ferrata
Hiking
Caving
Treetop Adventure Parcs
Aqua treadmill and cycling
Scuba diving
Sailing
Rowing
Fishing
Cycling
Golf
Petanque
Fencing
Indoor fitness
Outdoor fitness
Horseback riding
Ice sports
Jogging
Water ski
Other sports
Olympic Symbols 

Published: 15/7/2016
Last modified: 15/7/2016

Allianz Parque Palmeiras Stadium

Architects: Edo Rocha, São Paulo

The Allianz Park Palmeiras is a multi-functional arena that specifically serves the needs of a well-known São Paulo soccer team. Stainless steel tube and strip are combined into a proprietary facade system called “Stripweave”. It provides an optimal balance between transparency and reflectivity for the hot and sunny climate of the region. As a material, higher alloyed ferritic grade 444 was identified as the best choice for the project. As an iron, chromium, molybdenum alloy, it is particularly price stable. The added molybdenum provides the necessary corrosion resistance for an urban environment.

Details in English
Details in Chinese

Published: 15/7/2016
Last modified: 15/7/2016

Governador Placido Castelo Stadium

Architects: Vigliecca & Associados, São Paulo (refurbishment)

The stadium in Fortaleza city in the North East of the country, called Castelão, hosted six World Cup matches. Designed for 64,000 persons and initially opened in 1973, it recently went through two years of refurbishments. The façade was entirely rebuilt using stainless steel stretch metal. The principle: by slitting sheet metal and expanding it, the material naturally shapes into a structurally optimal geometry. The stretching process is carefully controlled to produce the desired ratio of open and closed surfaces. Although the original 2B surface used is quite bright, the reflection of the stretch metal is diffuse. It reflects heat away from the building without causing glare. The molybdenum-bearing ferritic grade 444 was found to be technically and economically an optimal solution for the environment. In addition to the external frame, stainless steel was used on railings, handrails at VIP areas, lavatories and locks of the stadium.

Details in English
Details in Chinese

Published: 15/7/2016
Last modified: 15/7/2016

Stainless Steel - Benefits for Elderly People

Life expectancy is increasing strongly. As more and more people are getting older and older, society must be prepared to cater for the specific needs of elderly people. Many of the applications discussed in this brochure in the context of old age are also attractive to other users to make living environments safer, more comfortable and attractive.

This brochure is available in EnglishChinese and Portuguese.

Published: 12/6/2015
Last modified: 12/6/2015